Dunkaroo Dip, also known as Cake Batter Dip, is made with 4 simple ingredients and takes only minutes to whip up. This indulgent dip is perfect for parties and entertaining. Serve with fresh fruit, cookies, or sweet crackers.
For another delicious sweet dip, try my Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Dip!
What Is Dunkaroo Dip?
Dunkaroo Dip was super popular snack in the 90s. You were not cool if you didn’t have a Dunkaroo in your lunchbox… oh the nostalgia! It was just vanilla cake frosting topped with rainbow sprinkles and cinnamon cookies on the side.
This homemade Dunkaroo Dip is still all the fun, but it has been elevated to meet adulthood. A little more protein, a little less sugar, some fruit on the side. I am not saying it is “healthy,” but it is still a great decadent dessert and snack. Plus it is SUPER easy to make!
Why You’ll Love This Dunkaroo Dip Recipe
FUN BAKING ACTIVITY for date night, kids, or destressing after a long day.
TASTES EVEN BETTER than the original Dunkaroo Dip. I guarantee it will become a favorite in your house.
PERFECT DESSERT DIP for meal prepping, birthday parties, the kids lunches, barbecues, holidays, girl’s brunch, baby showers, movie night. The list goes on and on for this fun party dip.
Dunkaroo Dip Ingredients
- Vanilla Boxed Cake Mix: I use ones which contain pudding in the mix, they tend to taste the best. I used Betty Crocker Super Moist, French Vanilla.
- Greek Yogurt: Plain, full fat variety is best. You can also use vanilla Greek yogurt, canned vanilla frosting, or vanilla pudding (just omit the added vanilla extract below).
- Whipped Cream: I used Cool Whip for ease, but you are more than welcome to make your own.
- Vanilla Extract: This is needed to add more vanilla flavor
- Sprinkles: This is optional, but if you are looking for a more traditional Dunkaroo Dip definitely add them.
You can use fresh fruit such as strawberries, apples, or grapes. You can also serve this dip with animal crackers, graham crackers, cookies, or Nilla wafers, pretzels. I also like to make my Pie Crust Cookies (Pie Crust Chips).
How to Make Dunkaroo Dip
Here is a quick summary, the recipe card below will have complete details.
- Heat treat the boxed cake mix in the microwave to remove pathogens. All you need to do is place your boxed cake mix into a bowl and microwave for four 15 second increments. Be sure to stir the boxed cake mix well between each increment.
- Whip together Dunkaroo Dip. In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients; heat treated cake mix, Greek yogurt, whipped cream, and vanilla extract. Whisk until the mixture is well-combined and fluffy.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour, or overnight. This allows the flavors to meld together and amplify.
- Serve with your dippers. I like using green apples, strawberries, and mini chocolate chip cookies.
Any leftover Dunkaroo Dip can be stored covered in an airtight container and in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Give it a good stir before you want to serve and eat it again.
You can also freeze this dip in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Allow it to thaw before stirring and dipping.
A Few Fun Variations
- Use other flavors of cake mix like Funfetti, strawberry, cherry chip, and even chocolate.
- Make a festive Dunkaroo Dip by color coordinating your sprinkles with the holiday or special occasion you are making it for.
- Make a huge dessert board with other sweet dips and dippers. I like this healthy cookie dough dip!
- Don’t have Greek yogurt? No problem! Substitute for equal amounts of cream cheese, vanilla yogurt, canned vanilla frosting, and even vanilla pudding.
- Make it gluten free by using gluten free cake mix options.
- Reduce the sugar by using sugar free cake mix and whipped cream.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Yes, this is an absolute must. Heat treating the raw cake mix removes any pathogens that can be harmful if consumed.
YES! It can be made up to 2 days before you plan on serving it. Dunkaroo Dip is also a great sweet treat for meal prepping, kids lunch boxes, or just to have in the refrigerator for snacking.
If stored in an airtight container, it is good for up to a week in the refrigerator and up to 3 months in the freezer. Just give it a good stir prior to eating.
Other Easy Sweet Snacks You Will Love…
- Edible Sugar Cookie Dough
- Caramel Apple Pie Dip
- Pumpkin Pie Dip
- Pecan Pie Dip
- Maple Pumpkin Fruit Dip
- Loaded Churro Popcorn
- Funfetti Cookie Layer Cake
- Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes
- Loaded Leprechaun Popcorn
- Brownie Cookie Cheesecake Bars
- Loaded Fall Harvest Popcorn
- Campfire Brownie Smores
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- ½ box vanilla cake mix
- 1 cup Greek yogurt - plain
- 8 ounce whipped cream tub
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- dippers - fresh fruit, sweet crackers, and cookies
- sprinkles - optional
- Add the boxed cake mix to a bowl. Microwave for four 15 second increments, stirring between each increment (necessary to kill any living pathogens in the dry cake mix).
- Set aside and allow the boxed cake mix to cool completely.
- In a large bowl add the boxed cake mix, Greek yogurt, whipped cream, and vanilla extract.
- Using a whisk, hand held mixer, or stand mixer, whip the mixture until completely combined, light, and creamy.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerate an hour or overnight (to chill and allow the flavors to meld together and amplify).
- Serve Dunkaroo Dip with fresh fruits, crackers, or cookies.
- In the refrigerator, covered and in an airtight container, for up to 7 days.
- In the freezer, covered and in an airtight container, for up to 3 months.
- Make no more than 2 days prior to serving for parties and special occasions.
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